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Silky Lupine
(Pursh's Silky Lupine)

Lupinus sericeus



First Noted by Expedition
June 5, 1806, at Camp Chopunnish, Idaho County, Idaho.
 

Description
The flowers of this lupine are blue or mostly blue, in dense, terminal racemes. Its stems are diffusely branched and are clumped together on a coarse, branching root crown. Leaves are palmately compound, and each narrow leaflet is covered with silky hairs. Height: 1-2 ft (0.3-0.6 m).
 

Habitat
Dry to moist valleys and mountains to 7,000 ft (2,134 m) elevation.
 

Range
Saskatchewan and the Black Hills to northern New Mexico, west to British Columbia, eastern Washington, and Arizona.
 

Note
Species information from enature.com
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